The last time the Bears traveled to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers, now retired Steelers’ running back Jerome Bettis ran through Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher in what was a Steelers’ trouncing of the Bears.
The Bears return to Pittsburgh this Sunday to face the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
The Steelers played the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football last night. The Steelers lost to the Bengals and are without a victory this season entering their game against the Bears.
Here are some things that were learned from the Steelers’ previous game.
- Facing Adversity-The Steelers, once a prominent franchise in the AFC, are a team facing adversity. This may be a problem for the Bears. The Steelers will be determined to win on Sunday at home in a prime-time game in order to avoid a three game losing streak to start the season.
- Lack of a Running game-The Steelers have not had a running game in their first two games of the season. After their first two games of the season, the Steelers have rushed for a total of 75 yards. The lack of the rushing game puts increased pressure on Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
- Defensive Concerns-The armor of the Steelers’ defense is not as strong as it once was. That mainly is because of veterans such as James Harrison no longer being with the team.
- Dink and Dunk passing game-Roehtlisberger has not been a supporter of the Steelers new “dink and dunk” offense, and that could be why the Steelers have struggled to score points against the Tennessee Titans and Bengals this season.